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Established in 2014 by the Pinkard Family, Peter, Georgeann, Jena and Caitlin, this fund supports high-achieving students, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to study abroad.

North Country Bumpkin takes on Tokyo: Experiencing Urban Japanese Culture Through Music, Art, and Cuisine


Towards the end of my six month stay in Australia for study abroad, I was fortunate enough to take a week-long trip to Tokyo, Japan purely to experience, appreciate, and learn from the sights and sounds, as well as Japanese urban culture.  I am a local student, and until my trip to Australia and Japan I had only ever traveled within the Eastern U.S.